Every Day is for the Thief
Every Day is for the Thief is a striking portrait of Nigeria in change. A young man decides to visit Nigeria after years of absence. Our narrator journeys back to the family house and all its memories and meets with childhood friends.
He encounters a woman in Lagos reading in a "danfo" (shared taxi). Attempts to check his email are frustrated. He is duped buying fuel. He is inspired by new malls and cultural venues. Should he stay or should he leave?
About the Author
was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan to Nigerian parents, and is the oldest of four children. Cole and his mother returned to Lagos, Nigeria shortly after his birth, where his father joined them after receiving his MBA from Western Michigan University. Cole moved back to the United States at the age of 17 to attend Western Michigan University for one year, then transferred to Kalamazoo College, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1996. After dropping out of medical school at the University of Michigan, Cole enrolled in an African art history program at the University of London, then pursued a doctorate in art history at Columbia University.
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